Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1712, the 'Schreiber'

Violin: 41372

Bearing its original label, Stradivarius Cremonensis / Faciebat Anno 1712."

Back: Two-piece of medium curl

Top: of medium grain

Scroll: by Andrea Guarneri, filius Andrea

Ribs: of wood similar to back

Varnish: Dark golden

Length of back: 35.6 cm

Upper bouts: 16.5 cm

Middle bouts: 10.8 cm

Lower bouts: 20.45 cm

There are 2 additional images in the archive which are not available publicly. Please contact us for more information.


Kurt Dahlmann
in 1887 Dr. Schreiber
until 1900 Oswald Möckel
1900-1937 Dr. Louis Ferdinand Auguste Ravené
from 1937 Hans Basserman
in 1949 Sold by Lyon & Healy
in 1954 David Lloyd Kreeger
until 1992 The David Lloyd Kreeger Foundation
from 1992 Current owner

Known players

Bronislaw Huberman, Hans Basserman, Henri Wieniawski, Pinchas Zukerman

Certificates & Documents

  • Certificate: John & Arthur Beare, London (1997) Attributes the scroll to Andrea Guarneri.
  • Letter: William Moennig & Son, Philadelphia, PA (1993)
  • Insurance valuation: Jacques Français, New York, NY (1975)
  • Certificate: Albert F. Moglie (1954)
  • Certificate: Caressa & Français, Paris (1937) Lost.
  • Certificate: W. E. Hill & Sons, London (1935) Lost.
  • Certificate: Hamma & Co., Stuttgart Lost.

Cozio holds copies of many certificates and other documents, some of which are available to view on request. Please contact us if you wish to view a particular document. (Note that we do not always have permission to share documents.)


  • Antonius Stradivarius (Volumes I-IV), Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrmann, Alessandra Barabaschi, Jost Thöne Verlag, Cologne, 2010 (illustrated)
  • The Strad, March, 1998, Juris Brensson, Orpheus, London (illustrated)
  • Christie's Musical Instruments Auction Catalog, March 18, 1992, London, Christie's, Christie's, London (illustrated)
  • How Many Strads? (1999 edition), Doring, Bein & Fushi, Bein & Fushi, Chicago, 1999
  • Violins & Violinists, April, 1939, Ernest N. Doring, William Lewis & Son, Chicago (illustrated)
  • Meisteratelier für Geigenbau - Martin Schleske München » Meisteratelier Geigenbauwerkstatt Martin Schleske
  • Private Archives - 10746
  • Violin Iconography of Antonio Stradivari 1644-1737, Herbert K. Goodkind, Larchmont, NY (illustrated)
  • W. E. Hill & Sons Photographic Archive (illustrated)
  • World of Strings, Fall, 1956, William Moennig & Sons, Philadelphia (illustrated)


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